Caring for Indigent Infants in Denton County in Relation to Dallas and Tarrant Counties in Texas

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Paper compares care for uninsured infants in Denton County, under a County Indigent Health Care Plan (CIHCP), and in Dallas and Tarrant counties, which have hospital districts.

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Grant, Scott 2008.

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Paper compares care for uninsured infants in Denton County, under a County Indigent Health Care Plan (CIHCP), and in Dallas and Tarrant counties, which have hospital districts.

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Abstract: Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties—three of the most populous counties in Texas—have similar percentages of their populations uninsured, but the ways in which they care for their citizens are very different. Texas law requires county governments to offer health care to those who do not have insurance by (1) establishing a hospital district, (2) funding a nonprofit public hospital, or (3) developing a County Indigent Health Care Plan (CIHCP). Dallas and Tarrant counties have hospital districts whereas Denton County has a CIHCP clinic system, known as the People’s Clinic of Denton County. Data on the uninsured and the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations are used to identify the subpopulations most at risk due to a lack of insurance. African Americans and Hispanics were most at risk. Denton County’s primary concerns include providing prenatal care to Hispanic and African American women, and decreasing the African American infant mortality rate.

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  • Eagle Feather, Issue 5, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2008

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  • Publication Title: Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 5
  • Issue: 2008
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Grant, Scott. Caring for Indigent Infants in Denton County in Relation to Dallas and Tarrant Counties in Texas, article, 2008; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1633196/: accessed July 27, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .

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